Amy Potthast | Instructional Coach & Designer | Learning Design Studios

Posts tagged ‘TED Talks’

Left brain goes offline, Nirvana ensues

Last night I watched Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk from 2008 (seems I am a bit behind the times) and loved it so much.

Taylor suffered a stroke in her late 30s, and because she’s a neuroscientist had a very unique perspective on the experience, even while her (left) brain was still hemorrhaging.

Here’s the talk:

After you watch it, what questions does it bring up for you?

For me, questions arise such as:

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